Giuseppe "Joe Bruno" Dovi
Born (1889-02-11)February 11, 1889
Messina, Sicily[1]
Died October 22, 1946(1946-10-22) (aged 57)
South Philadelphia
Occupation Former boss of the Philadelphia crime family[2]

Giuseppe "Joe Bruno" Dovi (February 11, 1889, Messina, Sicily – October 22, 1946, South Philadelphia) was the former boss of the Philadelphia crime family.[2]

Boss of Philly[edit | edit source]

Giuseppe "Joe Bruno" Dovi was a key man in the Philadelphia crime family for then boss, Salvatore Sabella. Sabella stepped down as boss at the conclusion of the Castellammarese War in 1931. Dovi competed with John Avena for the title of boss in Philly. When Avena was killed in 1936 Dovi became the boss of the Philly Mob. Dovi lived outside of Philadelphia, first in Bristol, Pennsylvania, next in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dovi controlled the Philadelphia underworld for a decade until his death of natural causes.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas P. Hunt, New Milford, CT, thunt@onewal.com. "The American Mafia - Philadelphia Crime Bosses". Onewal.com. http://www.onewal.com/maf-b-ph.html. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Copyright © 2011, mafiahistory.us, Tom Hunt (1946-10-22). "The American Mafia - Who Was Who: Bruno, Joseph "Dovi" (1889-1946)". Mob-who.blogspot.com. http://mob-who.blogspot.com/2011/04/bruno-joseph-dovi-1889-1946.html. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 

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